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Old 10-31-2008, 12:07 AM
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Default Contest #1 Nano - New Rock Work

Guess who's in the game... look out people

Oh baby... oh baby it's fun already

Plate Coral Tank with a modern stand concept and a super easy water change system

Water change video on page 26

Budget = $395
Budget Exhausted = $390.00
Budget Remaining = $5.00

Details of Expenditure:

Equipment:
Heater = $24.99 x 0.75 = $18.75 - Used Via Aqua 100 watt - Originally bought at Bayside Corals
Lighting = $75 x 0.75 = $56.25 - Basically 75% of a Sunlight supply 24" New Wave T5 Fixture - Used from Saskreef c/w 4 bulbs (PM me for proof of purchase)
Pump = $52.50 x 0.75 = $39.50 -Used Rio 1400 - Originally Bought at Big Als
Sump = $17.00 - Engineered Aquariums (actually = 1 Lunch)
Total - $131.50

Livestock:
Bumblebee Snails = $2 x 2 = $4.00 - Red Coral
Hermit Crabs = 3 for $10 = $10.00 - Red Coral
Clown Fish = $10.45 - Big Als (Actually Paid $22 ahah I had a GC)
Dragonet Scooter Blenny = $8.45 - JL Price (Actually Paid $19.99 at Ocean City)- Dead
Yellow Box Fish = $25.45 - JL Price (Actually Paid $29.99 at Ocean City)- Dead
Finger Leather = $10.00 - Bayside Corals - Dead
Toadstool = $5.00 - Originally Bought at Bayside Corals
Candy Cane = $2.50 - Actually Free from sphelps but Almost Dead from Sitting in a Sump with No Lights (Almost all skeleton)
Orange Plate Coral = $5.00 - Originally Bought at Bayside Corals but is almost all Skeleton from being in a 2.5 Gallon Pico (hope it makes it) - Dead
Brown Plate Coral = $15.00 - Bayside Corals (Actually Paid $53.00)... hoping it might just be browned out and that it might get pretty
Pink and White Plate Coral = $20.00 - Actually Free from sphelps
Orange Plate Coral = $15.00 - Ocean City (Traded it for a Green Tongue Coral I bought 1 day prior $53.99)
Green Plate Coral = $15.00 - ElGuappo (Actually paid $25.00) - Dead
Green Plate Coral = $15.00 - De Iron Chef (Actually paid $20.00) - Dead
Pink Plate Coral = $20.00 - Ocean City (Actually Paid $45.00) - Dead
Brown Mushroom = Hitch Hiker so Included in Rock Prices = Free
Anthelia Frag = $2.50 - sphelps (Actually Free) - Dead
Crocea Clam 2" Shell = $20.00 - Ocean City (Actually Paid $35.00)
Frogspawn 3" Skeleton = $15.00 - Red Coral (Actually Paid $30.00)
Yellow Clown Goby = $0.25 - ColinD (Actually Free)
Green Plate Coral = $15 - Ocean City (Actually $42.99)
Orange Plate Coral = $15 - Ocean City (Actually $42.99)
Zoa Colony = $10 - Ocean City (Actually $60.00) I fragged it up
Total - $258.50

OK so some stuff died but in my defense I was planning a wedding through out the contest and then I was gone for 2 weeks for the wedding and honeymoon... just for a little back ground... I know I still let stuff die but I couldn't commit my full attention to the tank. That's just life sometimes... as I'm sure most of you know... anyway... I guess that's enough excuses for now


"Free"

Entry Fee = $26.50 - I entered late
Tank = $20.00 - Engineered Aquariums ( Actually = Lunch... same lunch as above )
MDF = $58.50 - Home Depot
Screws/Misc Hardware = $10.00 - Home Depot
Hinges = $10.50 - Home Depot
Wood Filler = $5.00 - Home Depot
Fan Speed Control = $2.50 - Ebay (not wired in yet)
Two 3.5" Fans = $2.00 ea. - Princess Auto
12 Volt Adapter = $5.00 - Princess Auto
3 Cans of Flat/Gloss Black Paint = $5.00 ea. - Canadian Tire? I had them lying around but I know I had to pay for them at some point
Sand = $11.00 - Had around, originally bought at Wai's
5.5 lbs of Live Rock = $40.00 - Ocean City/ Bayside Corals
5ish lbs of Base Rock = $10.00 - Had but, originally bought at Bayside Corals
Tank Shipping = $30.00
Plumbing Parts ~ $65 - Rona / Bayside Corals / Engineered Aquariums
Magnafloat = $13.50 - Ocean City
Eggcrate = $10.00 - Home Depot
Fuge Light = $10.00 - Walmart
Glass Lid = $15.00 - Big Als
Coralife Battery Operated Digital Thermometer = $14.00 - Had around, but originally bought at Big Als (If I had the receipt I'd return it b/c it's out by 3 degrees)
Handful of Cheato = Free - From Jay180reef
Epoxy = $20 - Bayside Corals
"Free" Total - $365.50

Actual Total Spent ~ $1064

**Note: Some prices above have tax included... at first most did but then it got hard

Pictures

Standard 10 gallon



Standard 10 Gallon w/ Overflow and sump



FTS November 15



FTS December 15

With Stand


Front


Left Side


FTS January 15




Front


Front Including Stand


Front Showing Storage


Side Including Stand


FTS March 15



FTS April 15

Front with Stand


Front Close up


Side


More pictures and water change video on page 26

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Oh the things I have planned ahah
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When are we going to see some of these big plans!! Inquiring minds would like to know haahaa! And with this tank you have to keep it for more than a couple months... I don't know if you're going to be able to handle it!
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I thought I was far behind in this comp. You better get working on the tank. Only 15 days until waters in it.
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I thought I was far behind in this comp. You better get working on the tank. Only 15 days until waters in it.
ahah Don't worry I'll make it.... oh wait... I guess that means you should worry! ahah
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When are we going to see some of these big plans!! Inquiring minds would like to know haahaa! And with this tank you have to keep it for more than a couple months... I don't know if you're going to be able to handle it!
ahah I know I think this will be like the 6th tank I've had in the last 2 years... all of which I've made sphelps help me build ahahah.... I don't know??? I always get bored with them after a bit.... all the moving back and forward between toon and Calgary didn't help either.... but now that I'm back in Calgary to stay I think I'll make sure this one is a winner that I'll want to keep

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Lighting = $75 x 0.75 = $56.25 - Basically 75% of a Sunlight supply 24"
So I could have taken another 25% off the great deal I got on my Hagen T5 light?

That's not the way that 25% rule is meant to be used... If you got it for a good deal on something that you had to go buy (ie: u didn't already have it laying around), that was your "discount".. you don't go adding on more discounts. LOL

I bought these used and those are the prices I paid.. I didn't tack on the extra 25% because they were used by someone else.

AquaMedic OR2500 Return Pump......... $65.00
Hagen Glo 2x24W T5HO (used)........... $50.00

If I take 25% off those 2 things, that would have saved me alot of money of this contest.. but that's not how its suppose to work.

Used gear you already had is only meant to have the 25% thing.
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So I could have taken another 25% off the great deal I got on my Hagen T5 light?

That's not the way that 25% rule is meant to be used... If you got it for a good deal on something that you had to go buy (ie: u didn't already have it laying around), that was your "discount".. you don't go adding on more discounts. LOL

I bought these used and those are the prices I paid.. I didn't tack on the extra 25% because they were used by someone else.

AquaMedic OR2500 Return Pump......... $65.00
Hagen Glo 2x24W T5HO (used)........... $50.00

If I take 25% off those 2 things, that would have saved me alot of money of this contest.. but that's not how its suppose to work.

Used gear you already had is only meant to have the 25% thing.
So are you using 25% of the AquaMedic return pump and 25% of your Hagen light on something else?? I have 2 bulbs, a reflector for 2 bulbs, and 4 end caps that can be used on another tank. I didn't take 75% percent of the used price because it's used used. I took 75% of the price because I only used 75% of what I bought and the rest can, and will, be used on something else.

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So are you using 25% of the AquaMedic return pump and 25% of your Hagen light on something else?? I have 2 bulbs, a reflector for 2 bulbs, and 4 end caps that can be used on another tank. I didn't take 75% percent of the used price because it's used used. I took 75% of the price because I only used 75% of what I bought and the rest can, and will, be used on something else.
Ahhh... I didn't know you split it like that.. my mistake. haha..
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